Addictions Counseling - Faculty
Catherine Blanchard, MA, CADC1, received her Master of Arts from Lewis & Clark College in Counseling Psychology/Addictions Track in 2009. She has extensive experience working with clients with issues of substance abuse/dependence, and co-occurring disorders. She currently works with women who are transitioning from homelessness to housing. She is also working with the Victim Rights Law Center in Portland on a “Know Your Rights” curriculum for homeless women who have experienced sexual violence. She is able to translate her experience and knowledge in ways that are engaging, current, and practical for students in the counseling field.
Terry Forrest, M.A., is a licensed Professional Counselor and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He has worked to improve the lives of individuals, couples and families for more than 30 years and has specialized in addiction treatment for the past 23 years. In addition to working with clients with diverse backgrounds, Terry has served as clinical supervisor, Program Manager for men’s residential treatment and detoxification services and currently serves as the Director of Professional Services for De Paul Treatment Centers here in Portland. In this position, Terry has the primary responsibility for quality assurance in the delivery of treatment services for those struggling with substance use disorders and process additions. For the past five years Terry has taught Addictions Counseling at Western Seminary in Portland. He is recognized by the International Board of Christian Counselors as a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor.
Tim Hartnett MSW, MHA, is the executive director of Comprehensive Options for Drug Abusers (CODA), Portland's oldest comprehensive alcohol and drug treatment agency. He has been devoted to working with hard-to-reach populations ranging from the most recalcitrant juvenile delinquents to homeless persons suffering from severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders. He has worked as a school teacher, direct-service worker, program director, research partner, consultant, state policy maker, and agency executive. Prior to coming to CODA, Mr. Hartnett was director of the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Recovery for the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
Stephen Keeley, MS CADCIII CGACII, was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and earned a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Richmond (VA). He moved to Portland, OR in 2001 and worked as a substance abuse counselor in the Multnomah and Washington County Drug Courts for about 5 years, when he decided go to graduate school and study family counseling. He received an M.S. in Counselor Education from Portland State University in 2008, and has since been working full-time as a problem gambling counselor for Volunteers of America. Stephen enjoys counseling those with gambling problems and their families, and has provided several trainings on working with couples and families in which one or more members suffers from an addiction.
Portia Sipes, LPC, NCC, CADC I, ACS has a private practice where she works with individuals and couples with mental health and addiction issues. Prior to opening her practice, she worked in the non-profit sector as a counselor, program manager, clinical supervisor, and executive director. She is involved in the community as a member of the Northwest Institute of Addictions Studies board, as well as a community member of the Reed College Institutional Review Board.Portia Sipes, LPC, NCC, CADC I, ACS has a private practice where she works with individuals and couples with mental health and addiction issues. Prior to opening her practice, she worked in the non-profit sector as a counselor, program manager, clinical supervisor, and executive director. She is involved in the community as a member of the Northwest Institute of Addictions Studies board, as well as a community member of the Reed College Institutional Review Board.
Douglas Querin, JD, a former trial attorney with over 25 years experience in civil litigation, currently works as an attorney-counselor with the Oregon Attorney Assistance Program of the Oregon State Bar and as adjunct professor with the graduate department of counseling at George Fox University. He received his JD from the University of Oregon School of Law, and his MA in counseling from George Fox University. He currently serves on the Board of the Oregon Counseling Association and is chair of the association’s ethics committee. He is a member of the ethics committee of the Addiction Counseling Certification Board of Oregon. Mr. Querin has presented at various seminars and conferences on mental health, counseling, and ethics-related topics, at Portland State University, George Fox University, and William Temple House Counseling Department, as well as for the Oregon State Bar/Professional Liability Fund.
Kelly J. Washam, MA, CADCI, has been working in mental health, addictions, and dual diagnosis for over 14 years, including outpatient, residential, and hospital settings. She is senior counselor/preceptor at ChangePoint, Inc., and counsels in the intensive outpatient and Matrix research programs. Ms. Washam has also presented workshops on addictions, stress management, motivation, and managing the symptoms related to mental health issues. She is co-founder of Spirit Mind Associates and has a private practice in Portland.